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Munenori Kawasaki exits game with hamstring injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki was forced out of Friday's game against the Rays in Tampa because of hamstring tightness, Sportsnet.ca reports.

Kawasaki finished 1 for 4 with an RBI single and was replaced by Steve Tolleson. Kawasaki owns a .284 with three RBI in 88 at-bats. His status remains up in the air for Saturday's game at Tropicana Field.

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Shane Victorino to be re-evaluated at the end of weekend
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to be re-evaluated at the end of the weekend, MLB.com reports. Victorino began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Lowell. He went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts.

"Sunday we'll determine [the next step] based on how he responds physically to the work," manager John Farrell said.

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Jim Adduci scheduled to start rehab stint Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rangers outfielder Jim Adduci is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Frisco, MLB.com reports.  Adduci, who is working back from a broken pinkie on his left hand, will play five games before he is re-evaluated again.

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Brandon Hicks designated for assignment Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Giants infielder Brandon Hicks has been designated for assignment Friday.

Hicks was DFA'd in order to make room for Marco Scutaro, who was activated from the disabled list Friday. Hicks is hitting .162/.280/.319 over 204 at-bats. 

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Jake Smolinski departs with elbow contusion
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski was removed from Friday's game at home against the Angels because of a left elbow contusion, the team announced.

Smolinski underwent X-rays, which came back negative. He is hitting .571 with four RBI in 14 at-bats. His status remains up in the air for Saturday against the Angels.

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Marco Scutaro activated Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Giants infielder Marco Scutaro has been activated from the disabled list Friday.

Scutaro won't start, but is available to pinch hit late in the game. He's expected to start Saturday. Scutaro has been held out all season due to back and finger issues. 

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Tommy Medica to miss multiple games, but may avoid DL
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Padres infielder Tommy Medica is not available Friday against the Dodgers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Medica will likely also be held out the rest of the weekend. With the All-Star break approaching, there's a chance Medica will avoid being placed on the disabled list. He's dealing with a right groin injury. 

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Nolan Reimold exits game with calf injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays outfielder Nolan Reimold was removed from Friday's game against the Rays because of a calf injury.

Reimold suffered the injury while going from second to third on a Juan Francisco grounder in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Darin Mastroianni. Reimold is hitting .333 with three RBI in just 12 at-bats. His status now remains up in the air for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.

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Ian Kinsler added to All-Star game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been named a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez on the American League All-Star roster, FOX Sports reports. Kinsler is batting .307 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 368 at-bats.

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Jordan Zimmermann departs early with injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann left Friday's game against the Phillies due to an injury.

Zimmerman threw a pitch in the fourth inning, and signaled for the team trainer to come out to the mound. After a conference with the trainer and pitching coach Steve McCatty, Zimmermann left the game. It's unclear what part of his body Zimmermann injured. He was replaced by Craig Stammen.

Zimmermann wound up giving up four runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings. He did not issue any walks and struck out five hitters. 

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